Live Life Your Way!.
[EPISODE] Charity Begins at Home
The U.S. National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) reports that there are more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations. Join Noreen on Beyond Potential: Live Life Your Way as she mashes it up with Hannah Laufer-Rottman, who is the founder of Palms for Life and Creator of Faces of Hunger Film Festival. They discuss what it takes to be involved and who can run a nonprofit successfully.
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Noreen begins this segment by discussing her vacation last week. She then introduces her guest Hannah Laufer who started off her career as a junior officer in Burkina Faso working with local groups of women and helping them to create a better livelihood for themselves. Hannah talks a lot about teaching them the value of their work: She wasn’t teaching them how to grow crops but to put an economical value on their labor.
Noreen talks about the level of respect we have to have when working with countries that are deemed third world. We often see the world through our own Westernized viewpoints. It is important to go in with a certain level of respect when experiencing a lifestyle we are not used to. Hannah talks some more about the power of women and about experiencing the different ways women live and work and her experience working side by side with them.
Noreen and Hannah talk about Hannah’s nonprofit work at Palms for Life. Hannah talks about her experiences meeting different contributors to her projects and discusses how she secures funding for her many projects. Hannah also discusses the fact that over 90% of the funding secured goes directly into the actual project. Only 3-7% goes into administration.
Noreen and Hannah discuss the problem of food in our country. Hannah talks about the number of families in the United States that have insufficient access to food. They discuss hunger, food deserts, food pantries, and the idea that we should create more opportunities for people who have insufficient food to get some in a dignified manner (not having to stand on line for it for example). Noreen says that this conversation has been going on for a long time and more progress needs to be made.